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No body likes waiting. Lines. Doctor's offices. Traffic. Waiting just seems to be against our nature. Yet, the promise of Jesus' second coming requires waiting. Jesus taught us that we would have to wait for his coming Kingdom. Listen as pastor Brian Curtis explains to us the parable of the ten virgins and challenges us to be busy waiting for Christ to come again.
One does not have to be told that we live in a fast-paced world that does not like to wait. Some might view the parable from Jesus telling us that we should wait and be patient as a bad thing, however we're told to be patient as God is patient with us.
The future of Christians is certain and sealed. We who are made alive through Jesus will overcome pain, suffering and death. We will see today that Jesus will return for His people someday.
Nearly all of us have lost – or will lose – Jesus at least once on our Christian journey. Suddenly there is a moment when we realize that we’ve lost sight of him – he was there just a minute ago – but we got busy going off on our own way, not looking up often enough to keep him in sight, and the next thing we know, we aren’t walking with him anymore. We lose fellowship with him because he’s somewhere else, doing something else – his “Father’s business” – and there we are, doing our own thing, on our own, in our own energy.
Today’s lesson will reveal that God waited until the “fullness of time had come” (c.f. Galatians 4:4) to send the second person of the Trinity who became Jesus to redeem man of wickedness and sin. Jesus was God “incarnate.”
Isaac learned from his father, Abraham, that it was necessary and good to wait upon the Lord and rest in him. Isaac was able and obligated to do this because God provides for his children all they need for life and godliness. Such waiting and resting was and still is energized by knowing particular truths connected to such waiting and resting. While God's covenant blessing is a sure and certain reality for God's people, there are particular blessings joined to it that can disappear only to reappear. Still, in the midst of the changing presence of some blessings, God's presence through his word endures with his redeemed covenant people, and with God is the power to live obediently to him. Such power for obedience is what enables God's redeemed children to deal with God's enemies that are not only outside God's covenant community, but also inside it. In learning these lessons we are enabled to wait upon the Lord and rest in him.
Today’s lesson will show how God’s people wanted a king. After the time of the kings, Israel was always looking for someone who would be anointed by God to be an even greater king than King David. We know this idea as the awaited “Messiah.”
Today’s message will focus on how we ought to process the message of Jesus’ birth. We will consider how Mary responded to the message of Jesus’ arrival, and draw out how we should properly respond to this incredible news as well.
Maybe it was our 15th year, or our 47th year, or your 93rd year; when FDR or Eisenhower or Reagan or Clinton was president; when Brown or Brown or Brown again was governor, but some of us remember when the Word of God came into our wilderness. Some of us are still there waiting.